Ragnhildur Kristinsdottir placed second and the Eastern Kentucky University women’s golf team finished fourth on Tuesday at the Terrier Intercollegiate hosted by Wofford.
Kristinsdottir began play on Monday with a 1-under round of 71 before closing out the day with a 1-over 73 in round two. On Tuesday, she shot a final round even-par 72 for a 54-hole total of 216 (E).
She was one shot behind individual champion Ellen Hume (215) of Charleston Southern.
As a team, EKU’s final round 301 was its best of the tournament by six strokes and propelled the Colonels from seventh to fourth place.
EKU finished with a three-round total of 919.
Savannah College of Art & Design (903) placed first by seven shots over Samford (910). USC Upstate (913) was third, six strokes in front of EKU. The Colonels finished ahead of Charleston Southern (fifth), Appalachian State (eighth), Wofford (11th), UNC Asheville (14th) and The Citadel (16th).
The 16-team event was contested at the par 72, 6,054-yard Country Club of Spartanburg in Spartanburg, S.C.
EKU's Vilma Efraimsson (230) tied for 21st overall. Mikayla Groonwald (237) tied for 42nd and Elisa Orduna Shackleton (240) tied for 50th.
The Colonels have concluded the fall portion of their 2019-20 schedule. The team will be back in action on Feb. 10 and 11 at the FAU Winter Warm-Up hosted by Florida Atlantic University at Osprey Point Golf Club in Boca Raton.
Hats off to coach Mandy Moore and you sweet swinging ladies on a great finish to your fall action.
Til spring, keep warm!
Special thanks to Kevin Britton, assistant athletics director for communications & branding of EKU, for this information.
Golf action from the past
With very little action on the local golf courses, I thought I would turn the clock back 20 years and see what happened then.
This is what I found!
Madison Central's golf team wins championship. at Gibson Bay.
On Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, the Madison Central golf team won its own invitational tournament with a terrific 297. In second place was Henry Clay with a 301. Franklin County was third at 303 and Dunbar High was fourth at 304. Central's Ben Stephens was second individually with a great 70 while teammate Drew Alexander was right on his heels in third with a fine round of 71.
Tyler Cain shot a 76, Josh Winkler fired an 80 and Ryan Eidson, 83. Mike Blakefield of Maysville's St. Patrick was medalist with a superb 67. There were 27 teams entered in this event and it was a great win for coach Mike Crafton's Indians, who have an abundance of talent.
A small church in Alaska needed a new minister. Its hiring committee sent all the proper forms to the national board in New York City; but months went by without a response.
Repeated messages didn't help.
Finally, the committee chairwoman sent one final note. It read: “Forget the minister, we've found sinning is more fun.” The new minister arrived in two weeks.
Lack of willpower and drive cause more failures than lack of intelligence and ability — Harry Banks
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Until next time ... live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore